# Pirate Math Equation Quest

## Small-Group Intervention for Texas Word Problems in the Grade 3 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

We designed this small-group intervention to help elementary students solve word problems presented on the Texas standardized test, the STAAR. We developed this version of the program to offer support to students who require supplemental mathematics remediation in the area of word-problem solving. The focus of this intervention is single-digit and double-digit additive and multiplicative word problems that include four schemas: Total, Difference, Change, and Equal Groups.

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Manual Introduction: Small-Group Intervention for Texas Word Problems in the Grade 3 STAAR

In this video, we review the manual, materials, and recommended setup for Pirate Math Equation Quest: Small-Group Intervention for Texas Word Problems in the Grade 3 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

Math Fact Flashcards: Small-Group Intervention for Texas Word Problems in the Grade 3 STAAR

In this video, we introduce the Math Fact Flashcard activity and model how to complete the activity in Pirate Math Equation Quest: Small-Group Intervention for Texas Word Problems in the Grade 3 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

In this video, we introduce Counting Up addition and subtraction and model how to use the strategy to support students’ fluency skills.

Regrouping

In this video, we model how to use the regrouping strategy to solve double-digit addition and subtraction problems.

Shipshape Sorting

In this video, we introduce and model the Shipshape Sorting Activity.

RUN

In this video, we review how to use RUN, the attack strategy used in all three Pirate Math Equation Quest programs.

Total Problems

In this video, we model how to solve Total problems.

Difference Problems

In this video, we model how to solve Difference problems.

Change Problems

In this video, we model how to solve Change problems.

Equal Groups Problems

In this video, we model how to solve Equal Groups problems.

Motivation

In this video, we introduce the token economy system used to provide positive reinforcement to students in all three Pirate Math Equation Quest programs.

Behavior Management Strategies

In this video, we review a variety of behavior management strategies used during all three Pirate Math Equation Quest programs.